I'm not usually one for taking wild risks, but when Minneapolis photographer, Emilie Anne Szabo, posted about a model call for local ladies, I decided to shoot her a DM. I've followed her on Instagram for some time and always swooned at her soft visuals and simple styling. She needed a model to shoot some brand styled photos and somehow I got the opportunity to live a little wild!
Emilie is a doll to work with and calmed my racing heart and gave subtle cues to make the shot. I'm no model by trade but you can see from the photos below, she can even take a novice like myself and get some stunning images. We had three brands to cover for this session. Pairing a stunning bike, comfy crafted shoes, and a luxurious carry-all tote, it was a fun afternoon of styling and snapping.
Brooklyn Bike Co.
First up was Brooklyn Bike Co. The workmanship of this bike was incredible. I didn't know you could fall so in love with the details of a bicycle, but I did. Leather seat, leather stitched handlebars, lightweight step-through frame - this bike has it all. And what's better, the mission behind BBC is a rich story of well-crafted goods. Excerpt taken from their website below:
Brooklyn Bicycle Company builds bikes for vivid lives—for taking adventures, reconnecting with old friends, discovering new neighbors, and exploring hidden gems. Inspired by the streets of Brooklyn, our bikes are built for style, comfort, and durability. Made with top quality parts, crafted with care, and sold at an affordable price for real people, your bike is yours for life.
Photos are of the Franklin 7 in Ivory.
What's not to love about best friends turned business partners? Especially when they create handmade, quality leather sandals and shoes! I got the chance to try on four of Beek's classic styles: finch, swallow, robin, and cardinal (photos are linked to product pages).
The size sent for the photoshoot was 1 size smaller than I would normally wear but they still felt like a dream. We were walking from location to location but it was by no means a heavy walking day; however, I would suspect that these break in beautifully after even just wearing for a few hours. My favorite was the Cardinal (strap to wrap around the ankle) because the leather was luxurious and the strap secured the sandal from slipping - perfect for hopping on a bike to scoot around the city!
Last but not least, Yeild. I'm a bag girl. I'm actually that person at the supermarket that lugs in a variety of reusable totes to haul out my groceries so this carry-all tote was a dream come true. Incredibly well structured, this is the best of casual slouchy and formed tote. If I were to use as an everyday tote, I would probably opt for the darker variation of this bag to ward off the occasional stain - but this coloring is so lovely for spring and summer!
Photos are of the Daytripper in stone.
All photos courtesy of Emilie Anne Szabo - photography and styling.
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